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Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 139 - Mets (8) at Marlins (6) - Lagares, Wright Lead Offense to Victory


New York


W: J. Niese (8-10) L: B. Penny (1-1) S: J. Mejia (22)
HR: NYM - None   MIA - G. Stanton (35)


Juan Lagares recorded four of New York's 16 hits, scored three times, drove in two runs and stole two bases as the Mets downed the Miami Marlins, 8-6, in the middle test of a three-game series.

David Wright went 3-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored, while starter Jon Niese (8-10) earned the win despite allowing six runs on 10 hits over six innings of work.

Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run homer, and Christian Yelich added three hits, an RBI and a run scored for the Marlins, whose outside hopes at making the postseason have taken a hit with their recent 3-7 stretch.

The Marlins used five relievers in Monday's 9-6 victory after starter Henderson Alvarez suffered a left oblique strain in the third inning, and they needed four more on Tuesday with Brad Penny (1-1) only working three frames.

One of those relievers was Dan Jennings, who made his first appearance since taking a line drive off his head in a game against the Pirates at Aug. 7. Jennings pitched two innings of scoreless ball in his return.

Penny's struggles began early as New York plated two runs in the first inning on base hits by Wright and Matt den Dekker, and they pushed two more across in the second when Lagares doubled in Wilmer Flores and scored on a wild pitch.

Wright's two-base error with two outs in the third allowed Yelich to score from second, and Stanton followed with a two-run shot -- his NL-leading 35th of the year -- off the gargantuan structure beyond the center field wall.

Anthony DeSclafani relieved Penny in the fourth and was just as ineffective. Lagares singled in another run and scored on a ground-rule double by Wright, who came around on Lucas Duda's base hit to make it a 7-3 game.

A sacrifice fly from Reed Johnson and an RBI single from Yelich in the home fourth cut the deficit to two runs, but that's as close as Miami got.

Wright tacked on another Mets run with a sac fly in the sixth, and Adeiny Hechavarria tripled and scored on Garrett Jones' groundout in the bottom half.

Relievers Carlos Torres, Jeurys Familia and Jenrry Mejia each tossed an inning of relief to close out the win, with Mejia picking up his 22nd save.

Game Notes

Stanton extended his career-high RBI total to 101. The last Marlins player to drive in 100 runs was Dan Uggla (105) four years ago ... Penny, who came in 5-13 with a 6.25 ERA in 23 games (21 starts) against the Mets, was charged with four runs on seven hits ... Travis d'Arnaud also had three hits for the Mets.

Box Score:

Juan Lagares CF434210010.282
Curtis Granderson RF500000001.210
David Wright 3B423320001.268
Lucas Duda 1B401100013.251
Travis d`Arnaud C403000010.237
Matt den Dekker LF502100001.218
Dilson Herrera 2B500000001.222
Wilmer Flores SS522000000.242
Jon Niese P111000000.067
  Carlos Torres P000000000.000
  Eric Young PH100000001.225
  Jeurys Familia P000000000.667
  Jenrry Mejia P000000000.000
Christian Yelich LF513110001.292
Donovan Solano 2B412000000.250
  Sam Dyson P000000000.000
Giancarlo Stanton RF412210100.293
Casey McGehee 3B401000000.296
Marcell Ozuna CF400000002.261
Jeff Baker 1B311000001.262
  Dan Jennings P000000000.000
  Jordany Valdespin 2B100000000.225
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C411000001.230
Adeiny Hechavarria SS411001001.273
Brad Penny P000000000.250
  Ed Lucas PH100000000.244
  Anthony DeSclafani P000000000.100
  Reed Johnson PH000100000.219
  Carter Capps P000000000.000
  Garrett Jones 1B200100001.242

E_D.Wright. LOB_NY Mets 9, Miami 4. 2B_J.Lagares, D.Wright 2, C.Yelich, G.Stanton. 3B_A.Hechavarria. HR_G.Stanton (35) off J.Niese. SF_D.Wright, R.Johnson. S_J.Niese 2. SB_J.Lagares 2 (9), M.den Dekker (5). GIDP_M.den Dekker, D.Herrera, C.McGehee. DP_NY Mets 1 (C.Torres, W.Flores and L.Duda); Miami 2 (D.Solano, A.Hechavarria and J.Baker), (D.Solano and G.Jones).

Jon Niese (W 8-10)6.01066041100-693.68
Carlos Torres (H 6)1.01000004-43.29
Jeurys Familia (H 17)1.000001015-92.10
Jenrry Mejia (S 22)1.000002014-93.90
Brad Penny (L 1-1)3.074412057-376.61
Anthony DeSclafani1.043301032-217.57
Carter Capps1.221102030-203.29
Dan Jennings2.020012026-140.97
Sam Dyson1.110011018-122.20

WP_B.Penny, A.DeSclafani.
T_3:10. A_17745.
Umpires_Home,Toby Basner; First, Mike Muchlinski; Second, Andy Fletcher; Third, Mark Wegner.
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